Tilted Axes Launched Its 10th Season at Make Music Autumn

Tilted Axes Begins Its 10th Anniversary Season With a Return to Astor Place as part of Make Music Autumn

On September 19th, between 1pm-4pm, Tilted Axes: Music for Mobile Electric Guitars returns to Astor Place and environs with a procession and performance as part of the inaugural Make Music Autumn. Tilted Axes is a group of guitarists and percussionists lead by classically trained post-rocker Patrick Grant. They perform original music untethered via mini-amps strapped over their shoulders. For this occassion they have partnered with the iconic Astor Place Hair Stylists who also serve as their base. The performance spectacle will begin at the plaza sculpture The Alamo (a.k.a. The Cube). From there they will perform in-procession around the neighborhoods that have been key to their origin: The East Village and Greenwich Village. They will stop along the way at various landmarks to perform special compositions significant to the location. Bringing the event full circle, they will return to Astor Place Plaza to complete their performance.

Meet the core members of Tilted Axes 2021:

Angela Babin — e. guitar

John Halo — e. guitar

Jeremy Nesse — chapman stick

jc (jon clancy) — percussion & composer

Elisa Corona Aguilar — e. guitar & composer

Howie Kenty — e. guitar, composer & asst. music director

Dan Cooper — 7-string e. bass

Patrick Grant — e. guitar, composer, & artistic director

Caitlin Cawley — percussion

Kevin Pfeiffer — axe alternate

Christopher Caines — movement director

Jocelyn Gonzales — media producer

Tilted Axes is powered by Vox Amplification & Blackstar Amps courtesy of KORG USA. Our Tilted@10 anniversary season is made possible in part by the New York State Council on the Arts, the Lower Manhattan Cultural Council, The ASCAP Plus+ Awards, the NYU Tisch Adjunct Development Fund, Alchemical Studios, but mostly through the generous support of people like you. Thank you for helping us keep our performances and events free to the public whenever and wherever possible. Join our Tilted Team at http://www.tiltedaxes.com.

A huge thanks to James Burke of Make Music New York, Rachel Brandon of The Village Alliance, but especially Big Mike Saviello of Astor Place Hair Stylists. For this event Big Mike will be curating artwork on the street in front of the shop. Check it out!

Production Assistant Needed for Fall 2021

Production Assistant Needed for Fall 2021

September 4, 2021

Peppergreen Media is looking for a responsible and creative NYC based Production Assistant to work on light administrative duties, social content production, and event organizing for the 2021 Fall Season of its flagship project Tilted Axes: Music for Mobile Electric Guitars. This is a paid position.

About Tilted Axes — Combining the energy of rock, the creative discipline of theater, and the experimental spirit of the downtown NYC arts scene, Tilted Axes is both a processional event and an ensemble of mobile electric guitarists created by composer/performer Patrick Grant.

The PA work will be a mix of remote and in-person activities. Peppergreen Media follows all local and current Covid-19 guidelines.

Duties will include:

 – attending TA production meetings

 – co-creating, scheduling, and posting social media content such as images, graphics, flyers, quote cards, stories, audiograms, or short videos for use on FB, Twitter and Instagram, all to promote the ensemble at large as well as specific TA fall events.

 – providing logistical support for TA events during prep period, day of the event, and any loadout or cleanup activities.

 – communications support such as email follow-ups, publicity outreach, scheduling meetings, and compiling information or media assets from ensemble members.

 – drafting text or documents for publicity or fundraising purposes

Required:

 – familiarity with Google applications

 – experience with basic photo, video and sound editing

 – active on social media and familiar with creative strategies for social promotion

 – comfortable with video conference apps and running multimedia presentations

 – great communicator with a tight descriptive writing style

To find out more, please send an email of interest to jocelyngonzales72@gmail.com no later than Sept, 17, 2021. Please put “Peppergreen PA” in the subject of your email.

Announcing Tilt Core 2021

AUGUST 15: an announcement from

Tilted Axes: Music for Mobile Electric Guitars

Meet the members of Tilt Core, our circle within the circle,

the driving force behind the larger events in the

2021 Tilted@10 anniversary season ahead:

Angela Babin — e. guitar

John Halo — e. guitar

Jeremy Nesse — chapman stick

jc (jon clancy) — percussion & composer

Elisa Corona Aguilar — e. guitar & composer

Howie Kenty — e. guitar, composer & asst. music director

Dan Cooper — 7-string e. bass

Patrick Grant — e. guitar, composer, & artistic director

Caitlin Cawley — percussion

Kevin Pfeiffer (not pictured) — axe alternate

Stay tuned for upcoming performance dates & other new music activities

http://www.patrickgrant.com/tiltedaxes.html

Tilted Axes is powered by Vox Amplification & Blackstar Amps courtesy of KORG USA. Our Tilted@10 anniversary season is made possible in part by the New York State Council on the Arts, the Lower Manhattan Cultural Council, The ASCAP Plus+ Awards, the NYU Tisch Adjunct Development Fund, but mostly through the generous support of people like you. Thank you for helping us keep our performances and events free to the public whenever and wherever possible.

Blackstar Joins Vox Amps As Tilted Sponsors

We are thrilled beyond thrilled that Blackstar has joined Vox as a sponsor of Tilted Axes: Music for Mobile Electric Guitars this 2021-2022 season. They are outfitting our central unit Tilt Core with a new line of gear from the new Vox Go amp series and with Blackstar USB power banks. No more batteries. This is graciously done through Korg USA who distributes this gear internationally. We are happy to represent as Korg USA Artists.

Thank you! This helps so much!

#NMG2021 One Week Away!

#NMG2021cloudy water conflux,” a recorded collaborative composition based on structures found in blockchain. Top row: Patti Kilroy, Kate von Bernthal, George Lam. 2nd row: Gregory Oakes, Gloria Damijan, Ryne Siesky, Ron Coulter. 3rd row: Michael Roth, Lucius Gregory Meredith, Daniel Reyes Llinas, Jair-Rohm Parker Wells. Bottom row: Patrick Grant, Ting Luo, John Ferrari.

The New Music Gathering begins one week from today! We’re looking forward to being a part of it and to all the wonderful work we’ll see and hear! Visit our project page: https://tinyurl.com/cwcblockchain

Tilted Axes Composer Commissions

Tilted Axes: Music for Mobile Electric Guitars is gearing up for the fall season. Our 10th anniversary performances will be full of surprises. Moving forward we expand to include new musical voices with featured composers Elisa Corona Aguilar, jc (Jon Clancy), and asst. music director Howie Kenty. More details and tilted roster coming soon.

Made possible in part by the New Your State Council on the Arts, The Lower Manhattan Cultural Council, Make Music NY, KORG USA/Vox Amplification, the NYU Tisch Adjunct Development Fund, and ASCAP.

New Music Compositional Models from Blockchain – Research

BIG THANKS to Greg Meredith (RChain Cooperative) for his patience and wisdom in introducing us to Rho Calculus as it pertains to creating blockchain contracts. Included below is a deck he created for collaborative composition experiments, “A sketch of some thoughts about the transition from computational agency to biological agency,” a question of sustainable food sourcing, as but one model being adapted, from his document “Towards a Living World.”

#NMG2021